art from the heart
Art education is a key to training generations capable of inventing the world they have inherited. Arts can help each individual to form tolerant and dynamic citizens for our globalizing world.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Here in heART Studio,we know that early engagement with the Arts has a positive impact on young people – raising aspirations, increasing confidence, improving communication skills and unlocking creativity. We believe that Art allows children to explore new worlds and to view life from another perspective. Art also encourages individuals to sharpen their skills and to nurture their imagination and intellect. Involvement in the arts is also associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork.
On Top of that heART Studio also impart Life’s Skills through Art and We want everyone who come through our doors to learn more than great drawing and painting technical skills but also valuable Life and Character Building Skills. In heART Studio, children will be able to explore various kinds of medium and learn new things each week. We believe in cultivating children with Art so we can nurture their creativity.A 2005 report by the Rand Corporation about the visual arts argues that the intrinsic pleasures and stimulation of the art experience do more than sweeten an individual’s life — according to the report, they “can connect people more deeply to the world and open them to new ways of seeing,” creating the foundation to forge social bonds and community cohesion. And strong arts programming in schools helps close a gap that has left many a child behind’
Our program enhance progressive thinking and preparing children from Nursery to Primary School, we include appropriate activities uniquely designed to engage and inspire them and to cultivate their creativity thus learning technical art skills, at the same time closes the gap so that no child will be left behind. In heART Studio, we believe in providing quality Arts education for all our students to gain mastery in making art, to nurture their creative potential and to cultivate a community of artists and art lovers of all ages.
“I feel that the best tools and architectural designs could not help a carpenter build magnificent buildings, as they need the required technical skills to build their creations. The fundamentals of Art are similar. Children have to be given the right exposure, on top of the guidance and instructions needed to scaffold their foundation and develop their skills to create interesting artworks. I hope that I have in a way reached out to other parents to help the and their children, allowing them to be creative in their own way. There is no RIGHT or WRONG in art but to allow our children to be special and create their special drawings with their heart.”
– Rena Chew
An ordinary mother to 3 wonderful boys, She is a certified teacher in programs such as music and movement as well as speech and drama. Having 3 boys made her feel like a super battling with days that could be so hectic but yet filled with so much fun and love. She knew then, that the passion she had for children and their development could be expanded into an adventure that is worthwhile.
As a stay home mum, she took notice of her children’s progress in academic as well as their interest in other areas. One of the many reasons to why she decided to set up heART studio was when she noticed her eldest son’s interest and love for Art. As supportive parents, both her and her husband decided to their son to an art studio where he learned art for 2 years. However, even after sending their child to learn art in the particular school for years, her strong motherly instincts kept telling her that it still has not succeeded in shaping their child’s self-confidence. It was then she knew that she had to do something, not only to help her own child but also other parents who faced the same dilemma with their children. With a belief that she had and her passion for the children, heART Studio was set up in August 2012 together with a team of dedicated teachers who shared the same passion.